Lillet Servir Tres Frais / Rouge / French Aperitif / 750mL
Lillet Rouge is bright ruby-red in color. It has strong aromas of ripe red fruits with hints of vanilla and very fine spices. It is full-bodied, suave and velvety with a good backbone and softly rounded tannins.
Lillet is a subtle blend of rigorously selected wines from Bordeaux (85%) and of fruit liqueurs (15%) handcrafted on site. Lillet is aged in oak vats for several months, allowing the aromas to mellow and its characteristic taste to mature.
Lillet is the only wine-based aperitif, a blend of 85% wine and 15% citrus liqueurs, produced in Bordeaux, France. The wines are carefully selected in the Podensac area and the citrus liqueurs are produced by cold macerating fruit peels in pure distilled spirits for several months. Following the Bordelaise tradition, Lillet is aged in oak so that it acquires its soft and rich character. Because it is not oxidized or aromatized with herbs like vermouths, nor artificially concentrated, Lillet is a very unique product.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - (Ultimate Beverage Collection, Finalist) Herbs and berries mix with baking spices on the nose. On the palate it is gently sweet with deep herbal notes, orange zest and crushed flower petals. The dark green herbs carry through to a refreshing and dry finish. July/2015